Emefiele’s national honours award, evidence of hardwork -Groups


By Olugbenga Salami

Two groups, the Ethnic Youth Leaders, EYL and the African Centre for Justice and Human Rights, ACJHR, have congratulated the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN Governor, Mr. Godwin Emefiele, on his Commander of the Order of the Federal Republic, CFR national honour conferred on him by the outgoing President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday.

The groups in a joint statement signed by ACJHR strategic communication consultant, Chinomso Nduka Edede, said the conferment of the award on Emefiele by Buhari was a sign of appreciation for his hardwork all these years.

According to them, Emefiele’s honour showed that the outgoing President appreciates competence and hard work by those who meant well for the economy of the nation.

“We wish to sincerely commend President Muhammadu Buhari for the thoughtful decision to confer a national honour of Commander of the Order of the Federal Republic on Emefiele.

“It is a fact that the President’s action is worthy of commendation and it is indeed important that when the right thing is done it is appreciated. Emefiele over the years has worked hard to reposition the apex bank. He understands that central banks in developing countries perform both traditional and non-traditional roles.

“From the onset of his tenure, he noted that the vision of the CBN draws inspiration from the understanding of the multiple mandates of the Bank to pursue both price and financial system stability as well as provide complementary developmental functions.

“Emefiele also understood that central banks in developing countries also needed to serve as financial catalysts by performing developmental and promotional activities, because developing countries do not have vibrant capital and money markets. He has never relented and has worked so hard particularly aggressive in development financing, especially in the agriculture and manufacturing sectors.

“We congratulate him on an honour well deserved,” the groups stated.